Cunearca silverdalensis Kellum 1926 (ark)

Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae

Alternative combinations: Anadara (Anadara) silverdalensis, Arca (Scapharca) silverdalensis

Full reference: L.B. Kellum. 1926. Paleontology and Stratigraphy of the Castle Hayne and Trent Marls in North Carolina. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper (143)1-56

Belongs to Cunearca according to L. W. Ward 1992

See also Kellum 1926

Sister taxa: Anadara (Cunearca) aequatorialis, Anadara (Cunearca) berjadinensis, Anadara (Cunearca) bifrons, Anadara (Cunearca) boggsi, Anadara (Cunearca) brasiliana, Anadara (Cunearca) buenavista, Anadara (Cunearca) cacica, Anadara (Cunearca) caimitaca, Anadara (Cunearca) chemnitzii, Anadara (Cunearca) chemnitzioides, Anadara (Cunearca) corcupidonis, Anadara (Cunearca) ferruginea, Anadara (Cunearca) hindsi, Anadara (Cunearca) hispaniolana, Anadara (Cunearca) inutilis, Anadara (Cunearca) lloydi, Anadara (Cunearca) melita, Anadara (Cunearca) pittieri, Anadara (Cunearca) rhombea, Anadara (Cunearca) riocanensis, Anadara (Cunearca) telemba, Anadara (Cunearca) zorritensis, Anadara (Cunearca) zorritoensis, Arca (Cunearca) cacica, Arca (Cunearca) cumanensis, Arca (Cunearca) esmeralda, Cunearca lesueuri, Cunearca scalarina, Cunearca scalaris, Scapharca (Cunearca) crandalli, Scapharca (Cunearca) cumanensis, Scapharca (Cunearca) melloi, Scapharca (Cunearca) rhombea, Imparilarca hubbardi

Type specimen: Its type locality is USGS 10655 (John Gilette Farm), Silverdale, Trent marl, Onslow Co., NC, which is in a Miocene marine marl/sandstone in the Trent Formation of North Carolina

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Oligocene of United States (3: North Carolina)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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